Network Marketing

Zrii Unveils Revolutionary Total Cleanse and Weight Loss System, PURIFY

Zrii Unveils Revolutionary Total Cleanse and Weight Loss System, PURIFY

Zrii LLC sets the standard again at their 4th Annual International Convention, unveiling one of the most exclusive detox and cleanse systems to ever hit the weight loss market, PURIFY™. The highlight of the Convention was undoubtedly the launch of Zrii’s all-natural cleanse and detox system, PURIFY™. With the unveiling of this revolutionary new system, [...]

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MonaVie introduces new line of products

MonaVie introduces new line of products

MonaVie, a manufacturer and marketer of health and wellness products in the US, has launched several new products that are now available for sale. The new products are currently featured on the MyMonaVie websites. The first item is an RVL three day sample pack, intended for travel, while the second item is a 2oz juice [...]

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Legendary Network Marketer Joins Forces With Veracall Digital Marketing

Legendary Network Marketer Joins Forces With Veracall Digital Marketing

Veracall Digital Marketing takes great pride in being not just a first-class design firm, but a successful business that understands the pressures that face CEOs, Presidents and Managers on a daily basis. Veracall strives to partner with and employ only the best to ensure project quality is unmatched. The company was recently contracted by legendary [...]

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Olivia Newton-John and Husband John Easterling Honored for Role in Amazon Conservation

Olivia Newton-John and Husband John Easterling Honored for Role in Amazon Conservation

Stroud Water Research Center Announces Memorandums of Understanding with National Wildlife Federation and the Amazon Center for Environmental Education and Research Foundation to Develop and Market Educational Tools. AVONDALE, Pa., Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Olivia Newton-John and husband, John Easterling, were awarded the Stroud Award of Freshwater Excellence by the Stroud Water [...]

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USANA Schedules Third Quarter Earnings Release And Conference Call

USANA Schedules Third Quarter Earnings Release And Conference Call

SALT LAKE CITY-( Business Wire ) – USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE:USNA) today announced that third quarter results will be released after the close of market Tuesday, October 25, 2011. USANA executives will hold a conference call to discuss this announcement with analysts and institutional investors the following morning at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The [...]

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Herbalife Ltd. Announces Third Quarter 2011 Earnings Release Date and Investor Call

Herbalife Ltd. Announces Third Quarter 2011 Earnings Release Date and Investor Call

Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) will release its third quarter 2011 financial results after the close of trading on the NYSE on Monday, Oct 31, 2011. The following day, Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 8 a.m. PDT (11 a.m. EDT), Herbalife’s senior management team will host an investor conference call to discuss its recent financial results and [...]

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Direct Sales

Nu Skin Enterprises PT Raised to $81.00 at Wedbush (NUS)

Nu Skin Enterprises PT Raised to $81.00 at Wedbush (NUS)

Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE: NUS) had its target price boosted by Wedbush from $68.00 to $81.00 in a report issued on Wednesday, Analyst Ratings Network.com reports. They currently have an outperform rating on the stock. Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE: NUS) traded up 0.61% on Wednesday, hitting $77.40. Nu Skin Enterprises has a 1-year low of [...]

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Melaleuca Expanding Operations in Taiwan & China

Melaleuca Expanding Operations in Taiwan & China

by Judy Li Melaleuca, an American direct-sales operator focusing on tea-tree essential oil cosmetics, household and personal-care products, is expanding operations in both sides of Taiwan Strait. Its Taiwan branch recently opened the 27th physical outlet on the island and is planning to further invest US$2 million to set up three more such outlets in [...]

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Nu Skin Gives Overseas Sales A New Foundation

Nu Skin Gives Overseas Sales A New Foundation

Expanding overseas sales has become the go-to growth option for many U.S.-based companies. But many firms fall into traps venturing outside the U.S. This includes not grasping the needs of overseas clients and hiring good staff. Provo, Utah-based Nu Skin Enterprises (NUS), which specializes in direct sales of anti-aging products and nutrition supplements, has done [...]

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Amway Scholarship Chooses 30 Students to Study in China

Amway Scholarship Chooses 30 Students to Study in China

Direct-selling giant Amway and Michigan State University are partnering to provide West Michigan college students with the opportunity to study in China through the “Amway China 100,000 Strong Scholarship.” The three-year program will be administered by Michigan State University’s International Studies and Programs, Office of Study Abroad. Of the scholarships, 15 will be awarded to [...]

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Tahitian Noni International Selected for “Top 100 Private Companies”

Tahitian Noni International Selected for “Top 100 Private Companies”

Tahitian Noni International of Provo, UT has been honored with a recognition by Utah Business in its selection of ”Top 100 Private Companies.” Announcing a special recognition appearing in the May, 2011 issue of Utah Business published by Olympus Publishers. Tahitian Noni Internationalwas selected for the following honor: “Top 100 Private Companies” A spokesperson from Tahitian Noni International commented on the recognition: “This is quite an honor for us. The fact [...]

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Nu Skin Sues Former Employee

Nu Skin Sues Former Employee

BY ROXANA ORELLANA A Provo-based company is suing a former employee for fraud, claiming the man sold close to a half-million dollars of donated products he said would be given to needy women and children in the Third World. Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc., filed the lawsuit against Scott Lazerson, Nu Lite Sales LLC., and others [...]

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Social Media

Facebook Revenues May Reach Over $4 Billion in 2011

Facebook Revenues May Reach Over $4 Billion in 2011

Social media sales from social ads, virtual currency and subscription services could grow to $15 billion next year and double that figure by 2015. Facebook and Google will lead the way. Led by advertising sales, worldwide social media revenue will grow 50 percent in 2012 from 2011, rising from a projected $10.3 billion this year [...]

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LinkedIn Marketing Expert Kristina Jaramillo Reveals How to Get More Publicity Using LinkedIn in Free Training Teleseminar

LinkedIn Marketing Expert Kristina Jaramillo Reveals How to Get More Publicity Using LinkedIn in Free Training Teleseminar

PRINCETON, N.J., Oct. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — LinkedIn marketing expert Kristina Jaramillo has joined forces with content marketing expert Eric Gruber to host a special teleseminar where they will reveal how business professionals can get more online and offline publicity by mixing traditional PR, article marketing and video marketing with LinkedIn marketing. Ron Karr, President [...]

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Google Revenue Up as Google+ Grows by 30 Million Users

Google Revenue Up as Google+ Grows by 30 Million Users

Google reported third-quarter earnings that easily beat estimates, and announced that its three-month-old Google+ social network now has 40 million users. That’s a 300% increase over the 10 million users they had during last quarters ‘trial phase.’ The social service, while experiencing positive growth, is hampered by confusion by users and questions as to whether [...]

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The 10 Don’ts of Corporate Social Media

The 10 Don’ts of Corporate Social Media

 by Strategic Marketing and Reputation Adviser Davia Temin “It is the Wild West out there in the world of corporate social media… Every organization knows it should be doing something, but is not sure what,” says strategic marketing, reputation, and crisis adviser Davia Temin. “Mistakes made in the immediacy of social media can ruin the brand capital [...]

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Social Creative: O2 app hits top download spot despite sloppy start

Social Creative: O2 app hits top download spot despite sloppy start

Hot on the heels of Facebook Places, Foursquare and Groupon Now, telecoms giant O2 has launched its own location-based cloud voucher scheme in the UK. For O2 customers only, the new service – ‘ Priority Moments ’ – is backed by a £6 million campaign and offers deals from 30 major high street brands, covering 3,500 locations around the country. According to O2, users could save up to £105 if they take advantage of every tailored offer that pings up in their inbox. Indeed, compared to other deals doing the rounds, O2’s seem pretty generous: half-price cinema tickets compared to just 40 per cent off at Vouchercloud , or £10 for two mains at Zizzi with a free glass of fizz, compared to £12 for food only elsewhere. Everyone loves a good deal, so it’s not surprising that the free app (for iPhone and Android) has shot straight to the top of the download charts – even before its official launch tomorrow (26 July). However, considering Priority Moments’ £6 million launch budget, O2 has made some pretty rookie marketing errors with it so far. Last week, for example, O2 staff were found to be hijacking the Priority Moments iPhone app reviews (known as ‘astroturfing’), boosting its average customer rating up to five stars. No doubt O2 are not the only brand to have engaged in this practice before (although only a few cases are ever reported ), but the employees involved would have done well to at least try to cover their tracks. Take this review from ‘Stu_4_U’: “Brilliant! VIP. [sic] Access at Gatwick Airport, free food, free drink (as much as I can…) Wow! O2 you are my hero Thanks.” Alas, ‘Stu_4_U’ is also the Twitter handle for Stuart Maciever, O2’s consumer Customer Lifecycle, Revenue and Communications lead. Nice one, Stu. Unperturbed, O2 then set about promoting Priority Moments through Twitter. O2 asked its followers to create some noise about the new service, and once it was loud enough, O2 would reveal a phone number. The first person to ring that number would win a new phone. O2 got as far as revealing nine digits of the phone number and then only gave away the full number in replies to other Twitter users, meaning that nearly every other follower wouldn’t have seen it and had no chance of winning. Charmingly, anyone complaining about this was told it must have been a problem at their end . The ‘glitch’ was rectified for subsequent giveaways, but not before some wry-minded followers piggybacked #O2PriorityMoments for their own purposes. But despite the sloppy start, the service is proving popular, as evidenced by the prime spot in the download chart. Indeed, they must be doing something right, as MyVoucherCodes.co.uk Chairman, Mark Pearson, seems to have gotten a bit sulky over it all. “It is a shame that it lacks volumes in terms of actual vouchers, has a far smaller number of shops and retailers than others in this area such as the market leading MyVoucherCodesApp,” he lamented. “And worst of all, is only open to O2 customers.” Ouch!

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Google+ Tips: Where to Begin and How to Share Content Quickly While Mobile

Google+ Tips: Where to Begin and How to Share Content Quickly While Mobile

Computerworld Google+ Tips: Where to Begin and How to Share Content Quickly While Mobile Huffington Post After a few weeks, 20000000 people have signed up to be a part of Google's next social networking experiment. I say experiment because Google Wave, a service that's now a part of Google+, was supposed to be the next big social network. … Facebook Releases 'Facebook for Business' International Business Times Ask My Millennial: Businesses waiting on Google+ The Grand Rapids Press – MLive.com Is Google+ the endgame for Android? FierceWireless TG Daily

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Technology

On Sale: All Verizon Handsets Now Just One Penny at Amazon!

On Sale: All Verizon Handsets Now Just One Penny at Amazon!

If you’re in the market for a new phone (not an iPhone, sorry) and you’re willing to switch to Verizon then Amazon has a sweet deal for you. All Verizon phones sold with a new line of service are on sale for a penny. This includes Amazon’s standard FREE Two-Day shipping. There are some good [...]

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Motorola Introduces Xoom Family Edition

Motorola Introduces Xoom Family Edition

Today Motorola debuted a cheaper, kid-friendly version of the Motorola Xoom tablet, the Xoom Family Edition. The 10.1-inch Xoom Family Edition will be priced at $379 and will be sold exclusively through Best Buy beginning Oct. 16. The Family Edition contains 16 Gbytes of storage and uses Wi-Fi only. Motorola also bundled a “MotoPack by [...]

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Apple’s New iPhone 4S Draws Crowds And Criticism

Apple’s New iPhone 4S Draws Crowds And Criticism

Apple’s new iPhone went on sale in stores across the globe on Friday, prompting thousands to queue around city blocks to snap up the final gadget unveiled during Steve Jobs’ life. Shares of Apple [AAPL 418.41 9.98 (+2.44%) ] rose 2 percent in early trading after queues wound down the streets of Sydney, Tokyo, London, [...]

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Mobile Technologies That Are Changing Lives In Africa

Mobile Technologies That Are Changing Lives In Africa

In Africa, mobile technology has followed a different path and approach that are changing lives and contributing to the education of a lot of people. Because computers are so expensive, Related posts: Top 10 African Mobile Startups Mobile Technology And Africa’s Development How 7 African Countries Use Mobile Technology To Improve Healthcare

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Is Apple Working on 15-inch MacBook Air/Pro Hybrid? [REPORT]

Is Apple Working on 15-inch MacBook Air/Pro Hybrid? [REPORT]

Apple is putting the finishing touches on a 15-inch ultra-portable MacBook Air/Pro hybrid that could make its debut this holiday season, according to multiple reports. While Macrumors is scant on details about the next-generation Apple computer, it is likely to drop the optical disc drive and utilize a solid state drive instead of a hard disk drive. These are two of the MacBook Air ‘s defining features. A follow-up report from TUAW corroborates the Macrumors report. In addition, TUAW claims that the new device will be part of the MacBook Pro product line and not the MacBook Air family. It also claims that a 17-inch model is also being developed and that both models could make their debut during the 2011 holiday season. Apple unveiled new 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Airs last week to critical acclaim. In addition to new Intel Core i5 and i7 CPUs, the refreshed ultra-portables contain Thunderbolt ports, backlit keyboards and OS X Lion . The tech titan refreshed the MacBook Pro line in February with faster processors and Thunderbolt ports. If Apple really intends to slim down the MacBook Pro line and switch out the HDD for the SSD, it will have to find a way to keep the price down while giving customers comparable disk storage options. Or perhaps the 15-inch ultra-portable is the start of a new line of MacBooks that combine the portability of the Air with the power of the Pro. We won’t know for sure until we get closer to the holiday season. We’ll keep our ears to the ground and try to get some answers. More About: apple , Hardware , macbook , macbook air , Macbook Pro , SSD , Thunderbolt For more Tech & Gadgets coverage: Follow Mashable Tech & Gadgets on Twitter Become a Fan on Facebook Subscribe to the Tech & Gadgets channel Download our free apps for Android , Mac , iPhone and iPad

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Wall Street Journal and Kobo stop direct sales on iOS apps

Wall Street Journal and Kobo stop direct sales on iOS apps

The Guardian (blog) Wall Street Journal and Kobo stop direct sales on iOS apps Digitaltrends.com The changes suggest Apple is cracking down on direct sales in apps, which is against Apple's rules and further solidifies iTunes' iron grip on content distribution within the Apple ecosystem. Apple's rule in question came in February, when the company … Kobo, WSJ Halt Direct Sales on Apple-Device Apps Wall Street Journal WSJ, Amazon, Google, B&N iOS apps affected by Apple's direct sales rules Apple Insider Apple Policy Change Forces Kobo, WSJ to Stop Direct Sales ITProPortal Media Week (registration)

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Your Health

What is Diabetes?

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a group of metabolic diseases where a person has high blood sugar, either because the body doesn’t produce enough insulin, or because cells don’t respond to the insulin that is produced. High blood sugar produces the classic symptoms of polyuria (frequent urination), polydipsia (increased thirst) and polyphagia (increased hunger). There are three main [...]

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Zrii: Z-Body 10-Day Challenge Winners

Zrii: Z-Body 10-Day Challenge Winners

Zrii is excited to announce our first Z-body 10-Day Challenge winners! The First Prize goes to…John Petek from Waukesha, WI “I lost 7 lbs. in just 5 days and a total of 11 lbs. in 10 days. Having a Wellness Center & specializing in weight loss, I know how critical a product like Purify is [...]

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USANA’s Hepasil DTX™ Liver Health Supplement is Now Patent Pending

USANA’s Hepasil DTX™ Liver Health Supplement is Now Patent Pending

USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE: USNA), a global nutritional supplement company, today announced that it has filed two new U.S. patents on its popular liver health supplement, Hepasil DTX™.  A science-based company, USANA currently holds patents for Olivol® olive extract, a unique extract that contains antioxidant polyphenols derived exclusively from olives, and its proprietary liquid crystal technology, which [...]

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USANA Awarded the NutriSearch Gold Medal of Achievement™

USANA Awarded the NutriSearch Gold Medal of Achievement™

Company Also Named Editor’s Choice in the Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE: USNA), a global nutritional supplement company, today announced it was named “Editor’s Choice” in the 5th edition of Lyle MacWilliam’s Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements and has received its prestigious NutriSearch Gold Medal of Achievement. The guide compares over 1,500 nutritional products [...]

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Clean Green Certified Is Like USDA Organic For Marijuana

Gone are the days when you had no idea where your pot–we mean, your friend’s pot–came from or how it was grown. Now the organically conscious smoker can get the cleanest, greenest weed. The USDA Organic seal of approval has long reassured health and environmentally conscious consumers that their produce is free of genetically modified ingredients, antibiotics, and synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, among other things. But while fruit and vegetable consumers can use the organic label to differentiate between products, consumers of another popular plant–marijuana–don’t have that luxury. That’s why Chris Van Hook, a lawyer and USDA accredited organic certifier, started the Clean Green Certified program . The initiative, which began in 2004, uses all the same procedures and protocols as the national organic program. “If the USDA were to say tomorrow that you can get cannabis certified as organic, everyone who is Clean Green Certified could roll right in,” says Van Hook. Growers have to be in compliance with local and state laws, and they have to jump through a number of hoops: a 300 pesticide soil sample test (sent to a federally licensed agricultural lab), a thorough review of crop inputs (i.e. natural pesticides) and a standard agricultural inspection to make sure that plants are disease and mold-free. As of this year, growers also need to have a carbon footprint reduction plan in place–because as we have noted previously , the cannabis industry uses a huge amount of energy. For an indoor grower, a reduction plan may mean switching to CFL bulbs, solar panels, and recycling potted soils. Outdoor growers can cut down on their footprint by ensuring that their plants are of a high enough quality to make it to market. Otherwise, they may lose a significant amount of their crops to spoilage and mildew–and that means more energy goes into growing a fewer amount of usable plants. According to Van Hook, this is the only certification program of its kind. The whole thing costs $2,000 annually for a grower, but Van Hook maintains that it’s worth it, at least partially because it differentiates growers from their competition. “If you’re handling uncertified cannabis, you have no idea when you buy it if it’s illegally grown on national forests or if it’s cartel cannabis,” he says. “In this oversupplied market, a lot of growers are looking for a way to bolster their own compliance and differentiate their product in the marketplace.” So far, Clean Green certifies about 60 growers each year, and the number is growing fast. Clean Green growers are also quickly becoming noticed; for the second year in a row, a Clean Green Certified strain took the top prize in the High Times Medical Cannabis Cup–a big deal in the industry. The certification initiative is only operational in California at the moment, but Van Hook has plans to expand. With new states quickly approving medical marijuana laws (New Jersey just gave the go-ahead this week ), it’s likely that there will be plenty of growers–and customers–demanding his services in the near future. [Image: Wikipedia ] Reach Ariel Schwartz via Twitter or email . Read More: Buzzkill of the Day: U.S. Marijuana Industry Responsible for $5

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Reliv International Reports: Many Don’t Realize Arthritis Strikes Both Children and Adults

Reliv International Reports: Many Don’t Realize Arthritis Strikes Both Children and Adults

Arthritis does not discriminate by age, a little-known fact for many parents. While most of us think of arthritis as a condition that affects older people only, nearly 300,000 American children develop the disease, which is often known as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Childhood arthritis can affect kids from six months to 16 years old, according [...]

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The Economy

U.S. Mortgage Rates for 30-Year Loans Rise to 2-Year High

U.S. Mortgage Rates for 30-Year Loans Rise to 2-Year High

U.S. mortgage rates for 30-year loans rose to a two-year high, increasing borrowing costs amid signs of an improving job market. The average rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage climbed to 4.51 percent, the highest since July 2011, from 4.29 percent last week, McLean, Virginia-based Freddie Mac said in a statement today. The average 15-year [...]

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Senate Republicans Put Together Their Own Jobs Plan

Senate Republicans Put Together Their Own Jobs Plan

Rather than support President Obama, Senate Republicans have decided to create their own ‘Jobs Plan.’ The plan is basically a repackaged version of conservatives’ ideal agenda, featuring Republican staples like tax reform, a balanced budget amendment, regulatory overhaul, expedited energy drilling, and, the repealing of Obamacare. The bill draws on past proposals from lawmakers on [...]

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Oil speculation could be adding $600 to your gas bill

Oil speculation could be adding $600 to your gas bill

A consumer group predicts market speculation will cost U.S. households more than ever in 2011 and the drain on household incomes will increase unless government steps in. “Speculation will add $600 to the average household expenditures on gasoline in 2011,” a report released Thursday by the Consumer Federation of America said, “resulting in the highest [...]

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Will There Be Another Round of QE in 2012?

Will There Be Another Round of QE in 2012?

I was just reading a bit about the possibility, or lack thereof, regarding a QE3 in early 2012. Dennis Gartman, author of “The Gartman Letter” doesn’t see it happening and even if it does, there’s some question as to the effectiveness of the tactic in the first place. Gartman states, “The money is created, for [...]

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Why Americans Hate Economics

Why Americans Hate Economics

In university classrooms—and especially the Obama White House—fancy theories of macroeconomics defy basic common sense. By STEPHEN MOORE Wall Street Journal Christina Romer, the University of California at Berkeley economics professor and President Obama’s first chief economist, once relayed the old joke that “there are two kinds of students: those who hate economics and those who really [...]

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A Thriving Growth Area in a Weak Economy: Hair

A Thriving Growth Area in a Weak Economy: Hair

By SABRINA TAVERNISE @ New York Times In low-slung suburban strip malls, nestled among fast-food restaurants and auto supply stores, hair salons are sprouting like mushrooms. The Census Bureau recently noted their jump in an otherwise glum report about mom-and-pop businesses, stating that the number of hairdressers and barbers and the shops they work in grew by [...]

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